Quick Citrus Salmon and Lemon-Herb Potatoes

Summertime is when I really enjoy eating seafood. Grilled clams and shrimp, fish tacos, and simple and fresh baked or grilled fish makes me think of summer, and of course being at the beach.

 

 

I’m always trying to create something fresh and tasty with fish. A few weeks ago I made a similar recipe to this one, except I used lemon and fresh garlic. Then last week I spotted a bag of mandarins at Whole Foods, and thought they would work well with the salmon. They did, and it was delicious!

 

 

This recipe is simple and quick to make, but seems as though you’ve put a good bit of effort into it, and is great to serve to guests. You can scale it up or down easily for the amount of people you are serving.

 

 

 

This recipe is great with a green vegetable of your choice (we often do steamed green beans or a salad), and roasted potatoes or steamed rice, depending on your dietary restrictions.

 

 

Last night, I was craving some herby potatoes, so that’s what we made along with the salmon. Our herbs are the only thing that really grew well in our garden this year, so thankfully we had some on hand. I used fresh parsley, chives, and oregano, but you can do whatever combination of herbs you would like. I also used fresh lemon juice and lemon zest for bright flavor as well.

 

 

 

This meal was delicious, and so easy to make! It’s definitely something we would consider making for friends and family… one day… when we aren’t in a pandemic.

 


 

Baked Citrus Salmon

This simple baked salmon is easy to make, but sure to impress. The citrus adds bright flavor, and the seasonings are just enough to add the perfect amount of flavor to enhance the salmon without masking the flavor of the fish.

Serves: 2

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Ingredients

Process

Note, these instructions are written assuming the standard serving size, since you have modified the number of servings, these steps may need to be modified for best results
  1. Preheat your oven to bake at 375 degrees.
  2. Place 4-6 mandarin slices on the bottom of a baking dish.
  3. Place the salmon filet on top of the mandarin slices.
  4. Season the salmon with black pepper, flake salt, ground ginger, garlic granules and onion granules.
  5. Place a few mandarin slices on top of the salmon, and pour the melted butter over the salmon.
  6. Cover the baking dish with foil to tightly seal, and place the baking dish into the oven.
  7. Bake covered for 15 minutes. Remove the foil and bake uncovered for a remaining 10 minutes, or until the fish flakes easily, and is no longer translucent.

Lemon Herb Potatoes

These roasted potatoes are a perfect summer side dish with fresh lemon and herbs from the garden. Pair with your choice of protein, they will compliment any meal!

Serves: 4

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Ingredients

Process

Note, these instructions are written assuming the standard serving size, since you have modified the number of servings, these steps may need to be modified for best results
  1. Preheat your oven to bake at 375 degrees.
  2. Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper.
  3. Rinse your potatoes to clean them, and chop into bite size pieces.
  4. Place the potatoes onto the baking sheet in an even layer.
  5. Drizzle with olive oil, and top with lemon zest.
  6. Drizzle the lemon juice over the potatoes.
  7. Season with black pepper, salt, garlic granules and onion powder.
  8. Sprinkle the fresh herbs over the potatoes, and then gently toss the potatoes to coat with all of the seasonings.
  9. Bake for 30 minutes, being sure to toss the potatoes every 10 minutes.
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